Twin suns and a samurai dude. For a Daihatsu Charade.
"If you think a DAIHATSU is SLOW, then watch this..." says the video. I just watched it, and I'm absolutely amazed.
Here we have an old Daihatsu Charade and I think it's time to answer the question that's on all of our minds: how does it handle being exploded?
Look at this Daihatsu Charade and tell me what makes it so special. Damn right it's the porthole!
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Tianjin-FAW-Xiali N3 just doesn't have the right ring to it, especially for a car with sporty roof rails. Why not call it "Fool Very Good" and add a sticker of a real sports car to the side?
The Charade's ill-considered name didn't help its North American sales any, but perhaps Daihatsu would have moved more of them off the showroom floor if they'd pushed its glorious racing history over here.
The Daihatsu Charade didn't sell at all well in North America, for reasons that started with the ill-considered name and snowballed from there. Back in Japan, however, the Charade had Mickey Rourke behind it.